Summary

This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in Microsoft Word if the software doe not correctly handle .LNK files. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16933.

Note To apply this security update, you must have the release version of Word 2016 installed on the computer.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Improvements and fixes

This security update contains fixes for the following nonsecurity issues:

  • Fixes an issue in which¬†hovering over footnotes in search results displays the page number as [Page 1] instead of the correct page number for all results.

  • Fixes an issue in which the print output is inconsistent with the on-screen display of documents that use specific fonts.

How to get and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

You can get the standalone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. Follow the installation instructions on the download page to install the update.

More information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: October 13, 2020.

Security update replacement information

This security update replaces previously released security update 4484510.

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

word2016-kb4486679-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

325D6A2E416B53BF7CDFF9709B2C24B1E00A3C0B

48844B3AE94A5D8A7C2EB611C471AB5B4A22D902F2890FCB02D8F1A824842F7F

word2016-kb4486679-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

5CE66E3E108DCC7DF1892E417B5CFE53888BD3FA

069C60C0CA7342FB83E1207491574AA9D06366D135C51857F246D3285C367CAF


File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

genko.dll

genko.dll

16.0.5032.1000

402264

16-Sep-20

09:58

wwintl.dll_1025

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

823584

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1026

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

820504

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1029

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

876320

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1030

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

807712

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1031

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

888088

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1032

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

877856

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_3082

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

847648

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1061

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

770840

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1035

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

818464

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1036

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

883992

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1037

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

762144

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1081

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

865056

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1050

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

830744

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1038

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

886560

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1057

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

779040

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1040

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

838424

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1041

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

790304

17-Sep-20

11:28

wwintl.dll_1087

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

880408

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1042

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

783136

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1063

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

836896

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1062

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

824608

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1086

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

782616

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1044

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

797168

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1043

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

835872

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1045

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

852256

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1046

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

853280

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_2070

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

861464

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1048

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

896280

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1049

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

809968

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1051

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

891160

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1060

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

821768

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_2074

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

817944

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_9242

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

817952

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1053

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

803616

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1054

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

825112

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1055

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

881952

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1058

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

820000

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1066

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

912672

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_2052

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

697120

17-Sep-20

11:29

wwintl.dll_1028

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

706240

17-Sep-20

11:29

jrpcard20.dll_1041

jrpcard20.dll

16.0.4834.1000

330960

16-Sep-20

09:58

pdfreflow.exe

pdfreflow.exe

16.0.5041.1000

10305848

16-Sep-20

09:55

wwintl.dll_1033

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

701152

16-Sep-20

09:54

msword.olb

msword.olb

939304

16-Sep-20

09:55

winword.exe

winword.exe

16.0.5071.1000

1937696

18-Sep-20

02:07

wrd12cnv.dll

wordcnv.dll

16.0.5071.1000

9180960

18-Sep-20

02:06

wwlib.dll

wwlib.dll

16.0.5071.1000

29622064

18-Sep-20

02:07

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

calligra.dll

calligra.dll

16.0.4528.1000

338688

17-Sep-20

11:45

genko.dll

genko.dll

16.0.5032.1000

513368

16-Sep-20

10:01

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1025

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

944432

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1025

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

944432

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1026

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

899360

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1026

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

899360

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1029

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

955696

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1029

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

955696

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1030

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

886560

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1030

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

886560

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1031

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

966944

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1031

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

966944

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1032

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

956720

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1032

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

956720

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_3082

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

926512

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_3082

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

926512

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1061

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

849688

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1061

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

849688

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1035

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

897328

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1035

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

897328

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1036

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

962848

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1036

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

962848

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1037

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

882976

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1037

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

882976

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1081

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

944432

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1081

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

944432

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1050

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

909616

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1050

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

909616

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1038

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

965408

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1038

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

965408

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1057

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

857896

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1057

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

857896

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1040

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

917288

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1040

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

917288

18-Sep-20

02:03

wac.word.wwintl.dll_1041

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

869168

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1041

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

869168

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1041

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

869168

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1087

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

959776

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1087

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

959776

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1042

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

862512

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1042

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

862512

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1063

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

916272

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1063

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

916272

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1062

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

903464

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1062

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

903464

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1086

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

862000

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1086

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

862000

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1044

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

875824

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1044

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

875824

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1043

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

915248

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1043

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

915248

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1045

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

931632

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1045

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

931632

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1046

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

932648

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_1046

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

932648

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_2070

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

940336

18-Sep-20

02:03

wwintl.dll_2070

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

940336

18-Sep-20

02:03

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1048

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

975664

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1048

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

975664

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1049

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

888624

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1049

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

888624

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1051

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

970544

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1051

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

970544

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1060

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

900408

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1060

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

900408

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_2074

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

896824

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_2074

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

896824

18-Sep-20

02:04

wac.word.wwintl.dll_9242

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

896816

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_9242

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

896816

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_9242

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

896816

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1053

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

882488

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1053

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

882488

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1054

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

903984

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1054

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

903984

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1055

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

960816

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1055

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

960816

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1058

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

898864

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1058

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

898864

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1066

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

992048

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1066

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

992048

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_2052

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

775984

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_2052

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

775984

18-Sep-20

02:04

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1028

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

784688

18-Sep-20

02:04

wwintl.dll_1028

wwintl.dll

16.0.5071.1000

784688

18-Sep-20

02:04

jrpcard20.dll_1041

jrpcard20.dll

16.0.4834.1000

331168

16-Sep-20

10:01

pdfreflow.exe

pdfreflow.exe

16.0.5041.1000

15920456

16-Sep-20

09:59

wac.word.wwintl.dll_1033

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

780488

wdsrv.conversion.word.wwintl.dll_1033

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

780488

16-Sep-20

09:54

wwintl.dll_1033

wwintl.dll

16.0.4936.1000

780488

16-Sep-20

09:54

msword.olb

msword.olb

939304

16-Sep-20

09:59

winword.exe

winword.exe

16.0.5071.1000

1940768

18-Sep-20

02:06

wrd12cnv.dll

wordcnv.dll

16.0.5071.1000

11887408

18-Sep-20

02:06

wwlib.dll

wwlib.dll

16.0.5071.1000

37244192

18-Sep-20

02:06

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